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  • n. A manner of combing hair to attempt to conceal a bald spot.


comb +‎ over (Wiktionary)



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  • A great way to get women
    to be "just friends".

    December 30, 2007

  • The most punk rock haircut ever: the fake combover. When someone with a full head of hair shaves the top of their head, tonsure-style, then sports a combover to cover their self-inflicted baldness.

    December 28, 2007

  • A combover is a hairstyle worn by bald or balding men in which the hair on one side of the head is grown long and then combed over the bald area to minimize the display of baldness.

    A variation of the combover (whereby baldness is concealed by long hairs combed in three separate directions) has a U.S. Patent 4,022,227 by Donald J. Smith and his father, Frank J. Smith, of Orlando, Florida, who were awarded an Ig Nobel Prize in Engineering for their effort.

    December 28, 2007